Warner, HTC Vive Ready VR for ‘Ready Player One’

While major Hollywood studios have dabbled with virtual reality tie-ins for their properties, Warner Bros. has the perfect fit for its announced release of the sci-fi action thriller “Ready Player One.” Set for a theatrical debut March 30, 2018, of Steven Spielberg's novel... More

Dolby Cinema Heads to the Middle East

Dolby Cinema — the next-generation theatrical experience that combines Dolby Atmos surround sound and the Dolby Vision laser projection system — is expanding to the Middle East, with Reel Cinemas, the cinema brand under Emaar Entertainment, opening several theaters with the t... More

GameStop Execs: Nintendo Switch Supplies Not Meeting Consumer Demand

GameStop is seeing strong initial demand for the new Nintendo Switch hybrid video game console and portable system, but supplies are still not meeting demand and likely won’t be anytime soon, according to executives at the retailer. The lack of adequate Switch hardware since... More

Accenture Execs: Company Sees Strong Demand for Digital Cloud, Security Services

Accenture continued to see strong demand for its digital cloud and security-related services in its fiscal second quarter (ended Feb. 28), according to company executives. “We continue to see favorable market conditions in most areas of our business, especially as it relates... More

M&E Journal: Addressing Avails Challenges and Solutions in the World of Digital Delivery

Michael Kadenacy, My Eye Media - The concept behind content avails has always been simple: give digital retailers precise data regarding when a video is available to run, where it can publish, how it can be monetized (along with associated information, like languages and form... More

IBM, Salesforce CEOs Tout AI Advancements at InterConnect Conference

IBM and Salesforce executives touted the advancements that have been made in artificial intelligence (AI), as well as their visions for the technology, at the IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas March 21. Earlier this month, the companies announced a pact combining their ... More

Adobe Unveils ‘Experience Cloud,’ Announces Joint Microsoft Solutions

Adobe kicked off its Summit 2017 event March 21 with a slew of announcements, including the launch of a new cloud-based services offering and a series of joint enterprise solutions with Microsoft. Dubbed Experience Cloud, Adobe’s new cloud offering is comprised of Adobe Mark... More

ANG Digital: A New Approach to M&E Services

Those in the M&E services sector should be familiar with Robert Gekchyan’s work over the years, from director of product management for Technicolor, to co-founding and serving as CTO of its dedicated second screen division MagicRuby, to leading technology for Deluxe’s New... More

Strong Cloud Services Adoption, Retention Gives Adobe a Q1 Boost

Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Adobe’s digital media revenue, boosting its overall results for the first quarter (ended March 3), according to the company. Adobe shares were 5.6% higher at $129.20 in morning trading March 17, after the ... More

Data, AI Initiatives Highlighted at Smart Content Summit

LOS ANGELES — At the March 9 Smart Content Summit West event, approximately 350 media and entertainment reps attended to hear members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) tackle everything from machine learning to the latest advancements that are making the... More

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